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What to Expect: Disney Cruise Line is Coming to Australia for the First Time Ever  

September 28, 2022

With Disney Cruise Line gracing The Land Down Under for the very first time, life above the water is about to get a whole lot better. Let Disney show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid – setting sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland – with epic encounters with your favourite Disney, Marvel, Pixar and 'Star Wars' characters, dining worthy of royalty and festive deck parties for all ages, including enchanting adults-only retreats.   

Here's everything you can do (and expect) during Disney's Magic at Sea, onboard Disney Wonder.  

Spotlight at Sea: Disney Wonder 

Disney Wonder, Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

Cast off on Disney Wonder, a visionary vessel as you set your sights to infinity and beyond to discover a world where everything is possible, and the wonders never cease. Splash it up in the AquaLab and unwind at Goofy’s Pool with two whirlpool areas, watch a Disney classic under the stars or secure a seat the luxurious Buena Vista Theatre, inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood. Whether you’re big or small, step into your favourite stories as you assemble on deck as you strike a pose with Captain Mickey and find a friend in Woody. 

Family Fun 

Tiana’s Place, Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

‘Ohana means family’ and the Disney Wonder offers endless fun for everyone big and small. Your festive cruise begins with Mickey’s Sail-A-Wave Party, where you can get groovy with your favourite characters and feel the excitement surge when the horn blasts and your ship pulls away from port.  

Throughout your voyage, spy Marvel superheroes, see the dazzling tribute to the enchanting movies of Walt Disney, complete with a red carpet, at The Golden Mickeys show and relive the wonder of Disney's Frozen with a magical retelling.  

Help your little prince or princess transform into the character of their dreams at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, join Captain Hook’s motley crew with Pirate Night deck parties and gaze up at dazzling fireworks (and stars) at sea.  

Kids & Teens 

Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

Let your little ones assemble as they explore MARVEL Superhero Academy and pick up the mantle of their favourite superhero or join Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story’s Jessie on a scavenger hunt in Andy’s Room at Disney’s Oceaneer Club (kids 3-12).  

Tweens (11-14) will have their own space in Edge to enjoy scavenger hunts, selfie walls and karaoke. The happening teens-only haven Vibe (14-17) has plenty to get psyched about with flat-screen TVs, multiple gaming systems, a dance floor and more.  


Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

From sunrise to sunset, Disney Wonder will delight your inner child with endless adult-only hideaways — from vibrant nightlife and an 18+ pool area to intimate dining and a tranquil day spa. Hakuna Matata your worries away with some me-time while staying ship-shape at the world-class fitness centre, or retreat to the expansive adults-only oasis at the Quiet Cove Pool or Senses Spa & Salon for a moment of tranquillity. Then, indulge in tantalising dining at the exquisite grown-ups-only Cove Café or Palo, offering Northern Italy delights (surcharges may apply).


In the words of Sleeping Beauty, ‘they say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true’. Disney Wonders’ variety of staterooms guarantees a sleep worthy of Aurora in reimagined staterooms that offer spacious living areas, split bathrooms and plush bedding. 

Inside Stateroom: Your very own escape at sea offers ample space for you to relax and unwind, and features Disney-inspired amenities, a sitting area, ensuite and flat-screen TV. 

Interior Stateroom, Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

Oceanview Stateroom: Gaze out to the ocean from the comfort of your spacious room with a sitting area to take in this panoramic view. 

Oceanview Stateroom, Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

Verandah Stateroom: Step out to the water’s edge from your private verandah where you can rest and watch the world sail by.  

Verandah Stateroom, Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

Concierge Stateroom: A stylish stateroom with a separate bedroom, split bathroom and infinite verandah. All your Disney dreams are taken care of from priority check-in to concierge service. 

The dining  

Animator’s Palate, Image Credit – Disney Cruise Line

A whole new world of tantalising delights is on offer onboard this magical cruise, where you can put their service to the test at any of the 12 dining outlets. Sit down at one of the three lavishly themed main dining rooms: meet Princess Tiana and enjoy a taste of New Orleans southern charm to the sounds of toe-tapping jazz at Tiana’s Place, watch your drawings come to life at the interactive Animator’s Palate and venture to Atlantis for Triton’s ‘under the sea’ fare.  

Disney Cruise Line is making waves for fans in Australia and New Zealand for a limited season only. Register your interest here. 

Featured image credit: Disney Cruise Line

About Annabel Fuller
Lover of gelato and all things travel, Annabel is happiest when exploring new places, soaking in the glorious sun rays and scuba diving. When she's not writing about the most glamorous destinations, she's on the lookout for her next adventure.

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